She was alone and thought that if it got too out of hand, she could always leave and walk back to her apartment house. There was a pool table in the middle of the room covered with a sheet of plywood to make a table. Under it was a beer keg and what looked like a thousand beer glasses on the table, some full but mostly empty. Someone filled a glass for her and she settled back to watch. Some couples were dancing to hard rock music so loud it hurt her ears.